It’s now a geniune two-way title fight

Durham Times:

10:59am Monday 1st September 2014

BURNMOOR and Tudhoe both produced champion performances – but only one can take the coveted title with Saturday’s head to head likely to be a straight contest for the crown.

Durham v Nottinghamshire (day one, tea)

4:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

DURHAM were 208 for seven at tea, having lost a key wicket shortly before the break, just as they did in the morning.

Durham v Nottinghamshire (day one, lunch)

1:01pm Sunday 31st August 2014

DURHAM began five days of cricket at home to Nottinghamshire this week by choosing to bat first in the championship match. Then they had some good news ahead of Saturday’s Royal London Cup semi-final.

Breese’s Lord’s dream lives on

Durham Times:

10:36am Friday 29th August 2014

GARETH BREESE’S dream of bowing out in a Lord’s final lives on after Durham won yesterday’s Royal London Cup quarter-final against Yorkshire at Headingley by 31 runs.

Win over Yorkshire takes Durham one step closer to final

Durham Times:

10:33am Friday 29th August 2014

DURHAM are one step from Lord’s, where they won their first silverware in 2007, after ending Yorkshire’s dreams of the league and cup double yesterday.

Durham can cause an upset, believes Colly

Durham Times:

9:49am Thursday 28th August 2014

Durham captain Paul Collingwood on today’s game with Yorkshire: There is a lot of pressure on them as we saw in the Twenty20 game we played against them at Headingley. We’re confident we can cause an upset

Gillespie is not looking too far ahead

Durham Times:

9:49am Wednesday 27th August 2014

JASON GILLESPIE is determined not to look too far ahead even though it is clear that winning a oneday trophy with Yorkshire would mean a great deal to him.

Collingwood boosts Durham by signing a new deal

Durham Times: NEW DEAL: Paul Collingwood has reversed his decision to retire and signed a new one-year deal with Durham

7:03am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE summer might not have gone as planned for Durham, but the team’s struggles in the bottom half of the County Championship table have clearly not affected their captain’s enthusiasm for playing cricket.

Durham skipper signs new one-year deal

Durham Times: DURHAM RETURN: Captain Paul Collingwood

9:46am Monday 25th August 2014

DURHAM skipper Paul Collingwood has signed a new one-year contract extension with the club that takes him to the end of the 2015 season.

Hastings may make an early exit from Riverside

Durham Times:

10:06am Friday 22nd August 2014

DURHAM are in danger of losing John Hastings for the final two matches in their battle to avoid relegation.

Durham once more an emotional rollercoaster – Around The Wicket

Durham Times: LAST STAND: Gareth Breese leaves Durham at the end of the season

4:06pm Thursday 21st August 2014

SUCH were the extraordinary events of Durham’s week, it seems difficult to know where to start or quite how to wade through the layers of conflicting emotions.

Breese planning to go out with a cup victory

Durham Times:

10:55am Thursday 21st August 2014

GARETH Breese is hoping to bow out after 11 years with Durham by winning the Royal London Cup.

Lancashire v Durham LV = County Championship (Day Four)

Durham Times:

9:38am Tuesday 19th August 2014

REIGNING champions Durham will spend the last month of the season battling against relegation after a heart-stopping defeat at Old Trafford left them in next to bottom place.

Skipper vowing to fight

Durham Times:

9:35am Tuesday 19th August 2014

DURHAM skipper Paul Collingwood described yesterday’s one-wicket defeat against Lancashire as “gutwrenching” but pledged his side would fight all the way to avoid relegation.

Lancashire v Durham (day four, tea)

3:38pm Monday 18th August 2014

DESPITE the best efforts of Paul Collingwood, Durham were all out for 187, leaving Lancashire to score 107 to win in what will be around 35 overs.

Lancashire v Durham (day four, lunch)

1:05pm Monday 18th August 2014

AS expected, Durham found it tough going on the final morning at Old Trafford, losing five wickets to reach 129 for six.

Lancashire v Durham (day three, tea)

3:48pm Sunday 17th August 2014

THE fifth shower of the day proved the heaviest and prompted an early tea with Lancashire on 380 for seven, leading by 40 with Ashwell Prince on 98.

Lancashire v Durham (day three, lunch)

1:08pm Sunday 17th August 2014

FOR the second successive day Durham have had a poor morning, not helped by three interruptions for rain. In 20 overs Lancashire have added 80 for the loss of one wicket and are only eight behind on 332 for six.

Lancashire v Durham (day two, tea)

6:01pm Saturday 16th August 2014

WILL Durham enter the bidding for Azeem Rafiq, the off-spinner released by Yorkshire, or are the purse strings still too tight?

Lancashire v Durham (day two, tea)

3:51pm Saturday 16th August 2014

A COOL, grey, blustery afternoon at Old Trafford was accompanied by attritional fare on the pitch as Lancashire reached 165 for two from 59 overs at tea.

Lancashire v Durham (day two, lunch)

1:11pm Saturday 16th August 2014

IT was a poor morning for Durham as their remaining two wickets fell in three overs then Lancashire replied to 340 by reaching 78 without loss at lunch.

Lancashire v Durham (day one, tea)

3:51pm Friday 15th August 2014

CALUM MacLeod led an afternoon recovery as Durham’s right-handers found batting much easier than the left-handers.

Lancashire v Durham (day one, lunch)

1:11pm Friday 15th August 2014

LANCASHIRE have taken a calculated gamble in their battle against relegation by playing on the pitch used for the recent Test match.

Durham's Nottinghamshire demolition is a step in the right direction – Around The Wicket

Durham Times: Royal London One-Day Cup, Emirates ICG, Chester-le-Street. Durham V Nottinghamshire.
Stoneman batting for Durham.
Picture: TOM BANKS (9220153)

4:04pm Friday 15th August 2014

AS I sit here writing in the aftermath of Durham’s comprehensive defeat of Nottinghamshire, it feels somewhat improbable that they sit third in group B, after weeks of fairly abject white ball cricket.

Coughlin to play a key role

9:54am Thursday 14th August 2014

DURHAM embark on five days of cricket today grateful that Paul Coughlin has emerged as an all-rounder worthy of a first-team place.

Onions facing a spell out

9:56am Wednesday 13th August 2014

DURHAM’S delight in seeing Ben Stokes score a match-winning century against Nottinghamshire yesterday was tempered by a worrying injury to Graham Onions.

Durham v Nottinghamshire

1:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

DURHAM’S injury troubles continued today when Graham Onions bowled only three balls in the home Royal London Cup tie against Nottinghamshire before departing with a side strain.

Stokes plays for Durham before England duties

Durham Times:

10:10am Tuesday 12th August 2014

BEN STOKES will play for Durham today in the crucial Royal London Cup tie at home to Nottinghamshire but his availability for the rest of the week hinges on whether he regains his England place for the fifth Test at the Oval.

Durham could face a derby at Yorkshire

Durham Times:

10:07am Monday 11th August 2014

DURHAM can still scrape into the Royal London Cup quarter-finals, with a possible trip to Yorkshire, despite yesterday’s home tie against Middlesex being washed out after 14 overs.

Stop-start season mars Durham’s progression

Durham Times:

4:31pm Friday 8th August 2014

AS A microcosm of Durham’s season, the promising victory followed by farcical defeat this week seemed pretty apt.

Victory then defeat sums up Durham's season – Around The Wicket

Durham Times: : Durham bowler Paul Collingwood in action againt Warwickshire CCC at Chester le Street. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8206256)

4:04pm Thursday 7th August 2014

AS A microcosm of Durham’s season, the promising victory followed by farcical defeat this week seemed pretty apt.

Sussex v Durham Royal London One Day Cup

Durham Times:

10:04am Wednesday 6th August 2014

DURHAM’S decision to revert to batting first backfired alarmingly as they again fell in a heap in the home straight at Hove last night.

Stokes is back on Test duty

Durham Times: YOUNG TALENT: Durham County Cricket Club has launched the Leading Edge programme to help youngsters into work. The club has a track record of nurturing young talent, including Ben Stokes, pictured celebrating his hundred against Australia in the third Ash

10:52am Tuesday 5th August 2014

DURHAM will hope to inflict Sussex’s third defeat in three games in the Royal London Cup when they visit Hove for a 2pm start today.

A majestic 20 year period for Durham and Riverside

10:15am Monday 4th August 2014

DURHAM have come a long way in the 20 years since the first match at their Riverside ground. And so has Paul Farbrace.

Durham win on trip to Gosforth

Durham Times:

10:31am Friday 1st August 2014

DURHAM responded in positive fashion yesterday to the warm welcome they were extended in what might once have been seen as enemy territory.

Skipper returns to form

Durham Times:

10:27am Friday 1st August 2014

DURHAM’S one-day skipper Mark Stoneman yesterday welcomed the double boost of runs for himself and a first victory in the Royal London Cup.

Durham under pressure

11:05am Thursday 31st July 2014

DURHAM desperately need their outground gamble to succeed today, otherwise they will face the danger of having nothing at stake in their three other home matches in the Royal London Cup.

Stokes ready for his Durham return after England axe

Durham Times: KEEN TO PLAY: Ben Stokes

9:54am Tuesday 29th July 2014

DURHAM will have Ben Stokes available for their second Royal London Cup tie against Kent at Canterbury today, plus the visit of Warwickshire to South Northumberland on Thursday.

Somerset v Durham (Royal London Cup)

1:58pm Sunday 27th July 2014

PAUL Collingwood rolled back the years with a magnificent century for Durham in their opening Royal London Cup match at Taunton.

Is it time for Stoneman to stand up ?

1:50am Saturday 26th July 2014

MARK Stoneman’s credentials as the successor to Paul Collingwood as Durham captain will be further tested in the Royal London Cup, starting at Taunton tomorrow.

Durham’s Poynter out to make his point for Ireland

10:01am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

DURHAM’S Stuart Poynter, will have his sights firmly on next February’s World Cup in New Zealand when he plays for Ireland in three one-day matches against Sri Lanka A, writes TIM WELLOCK.

Durham prospects land North-East T20 silverware

11:12am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

DURHAM’S ACADEMY team won the North East Premier League T20 title at Tynemouth on Sunday.

Durham fail to kickstart season as Sri Lanka side take victory

Durham Times:

10:09am Monday 21st July 2014

DURHAM’S hopes that a home friendly against Sri Lanka A would help them return to winning ways were shattered in the space of three balls yesterday.

Durham v Sri Lanka A

12:37pm Sunday 20th July 2014

IF Durham thought a home friendly against Sri Lanka A would help them emerge from the doldrums they were mistaken as seamer Panagamuwa Gamage took a hat-trick this morning.

Depressing days for Durham – Around The Wicket

Durham Times: : Durham batsman John Hastings in action against Warwickshire at Chester le Street. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8238994)

4:04pm Thursday 17th July 2014

It’s been nothing short of a dreadful week for Durham.

We need a reaction - Lewis

9:36am Wednesday 16th July 2014

AFTER their thrashing by Warwickshire yesterday, Durham face a run of oneday games before a crucial relegation clash against Lancashire at Old Trafford, starting on August 15.

Durham v Warwickshire (day three, tea)

3:54pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

FOR the second successive week Durham are staring down the barrel. But they have much longer to survive than at Headingley after being made to follow on 25 minutes after lunch.

Durham v Warwickshire (day three, lunch)

1:18pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

KEITH Barker continued to torment Durham this morning, taking two wickets in the day’s seventh over and the slump continued until the Duke rode to the rescue.

Durham v Warwickshire (day two, tea)

3:38pm Monday 14th July 2014

SAM Hain received good assistance from the tail as he ground relentlessly on to his second century in seven first-class matches as Warwickshire totalled 472.

Durham v Warwickshire (day two, lunch)

1:05pm Monday 14th July 2014

JOHN Hastings picked up his fourth wicket of the innings with the tenth ball of the day, but a stand of 101 followed before the Australian completed his first five-wicket haul for Durham.








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